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In Search of Henk and Ingrid

Why is liberal, tolerant Netherlands home to one of Europe's most successful anti-immigration, anti-Islamic party?

Why is liberal, tolerant Netherlands home to one of Europe's most successful anti-immigration, anti-Islamic party?

Geert Wilders' radical right-wing Party For Freedom (PVV) - which wants to close mosques and ban the Qur'an – is expected to be one of the big winners in next week’s general election. Wilders says his typical voters are “Henk and Ingrid” – Holland’s Mr and Mrs Average. So who are they, and what do they want? Tim Whewell sets out to find Henk and Ingrid in parts of the Netherlands that tourists, and Holland's own elite, rarely see.

When he reaches their front door, he’s in for a big surprise.

Producer: Helen Grady

(Image: Geert Wilders campaigning for the Dutch election in Breda, Netherlands March 8 2017. Reuters/Yves Herman)

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